Named after the fictional AI protagonist of "System Shock 2", Shodan presents an appropriately glitchy, chaotic soundscape filled with stuttering sentences, bleepy melodies and varying rhythms and melodies. The title track "Soulfire" blends harmonious piano keys with pumping, Euro-influenced dancefloor panache; "The Hills Have Eyes" is rather reminiscent of late 90s Ram-meets-Bad Company at times with acerbic percussion and driving bass, "Namless" blends sci-fi with whirring modern day SFX and final track "Jazzcat" combines the smoky and sultry with gently rolling breaks, drawing us to the end of the EP.
Ten Ton Beats deeper sister imprint turns it focus to label regular Shodan for this very special piece of space age 170 soul. First up is a pacey, sci fi twist on Skruff's May 2018 single "Illusions" which flips the original from a steppy vocal bomb to a heads down 23rd century roller while "Don't Look Away" is a stripped back emotional, string and piano laced deep liquid piece laced with a lilting introspective vocal. Perfect for those long cosy nights inside in the club.
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